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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 7728
Title: Unusual occurrence of pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in the Snake River of southeastern Washington
Author: Larry R. Basham, Lyle G. Gilbreath
Publication Year: 1978
Journal: Northwest Science
Volume: 52
Issue: 1
Pages: 32-34

The first positively identified adult pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) is reported for the Snake River of southeastern Washington State.  The sightings were in the Tucannon River and at Little Goose and Lower Granite Dams, approximately 625 to 694 km from the Pacific Ocean.  Spent female pink salmon carcasses indicated that these fish can migrate long distances and arrive in time to spawn.